Guy Buttery to perform in Pietermaritzburg this March

15:01 PM (5 Hours ago) Events

Four different continents, performances in more than twelve countries, and a second South African Music Award – that’s how one of South Africa’s hardest working musicians spent his 2014. 

Airport Ads shows its support for the 21 ICONS project

13:54 PM (7 Hours ago) Marketing News
Airport Ads®, a division of Provantage Media Group, is proud to have supported the highly acclaimed 21 ICONS project. The leading out of home media company sponsored the project by providing airtime on the airport.tv® channel.

Forté in Concert to kick off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season

13:40 PM (7 Hours ago) Entertainment
Gauteng Opera is celebrating its move to Johannesburg with a concert of favourites by singing group Forté on Friday, 6 March at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown. Forté in Concert kicks off Gauteng Opera’s 2015 season, which will continue with a programme of musical gems thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

Stick your neck out with OBiKWA and the Rise and Shine Music Festival

13:17 PM (7 Hours ago) Events
Get ready to shake one’s tail feathers with OBiKWA when the Rise and Shine eco-friendly music festival returns to Sandton Central Park on Saturday, 28 March. An exciting line-up of favourite local performers such as Gangs of Ballet, aKING, The Plastics, Tidal Waves and Desmond and the Tutus will ensure non-stop entertainment.

On the next 50/50: visit anywhere in the world with ‘virtual tourism’

13:10 PM (7 Hours ago) Media News
On Sunday, 8 March, at 17:30, episode 16 of season six of 50/50 will air on SABC3. This week's episode takes a look at the power of plan vaccines, discoveres virtual tourism and explores the wonder of jellyfish.

ZANews shines at Bookmarks, nominated for SAFTAs

12:06 PM (8 Hours ago) Awards
It’s been a great week for ZANews, first winning a Gold Pixel for Specialist Publishing Site and the award for Best Editorial Team at the seventh Bookmarks Awards in Newtown, and then receiving 11 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) nominations for Puppet Nation ZA.

Heart 104.9FM introduces its new presenter line-up

11:45 AM (9 Hours ago) Media News
On Monday, 2 March, Heart 104.9FM listeners woke up to a bit of a shake-up. While they will still awoke to the Heart Breakfast team presented by Aden Thomas, Julian Naidoo and Tapfuma Makina, a fresh new voice moved in behind the microphone between 09:00 and Noon.

Nominations for Rhino Conservation Awards now open

11:23 AM (9 Hours ago) Awards
Nominations have now opened for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2015.

Record Deals: Let the signer beware

11:14 AM (9 Hours ago) Marketing News
Fortunes are lost and made in the recording industry. Many a recording artist may find themselves a casualty of unsound business practices. According to Stephen Hollis, Adams & Adams’ expert on all the contractual ins and outs of recording industry deals, contracts can be make or break an artist’s career.

Listen Up! aquires SAFTAs account for second consecutive year

11:13 AM (9 Hours ago) New Accounts
Listen Up! a full-service business marketing agency that was established in 2006 and built on referrals and repeat business, has been awarded the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) account for the second year in a row.

SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop to help entrepreneurs accelerate success

10:56 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
Following the success of this first-ever Shift Questions workshop held by Raizcorp in September 2014, Raizcorp, in partnership with Nedbank, is proud to announce that the SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop will be hosted in four major cities this year.

Extra Johannesburg tickets released for Michael Bublé

10:41 AM (10 Hours ago) Entertainment
Due to improved sightlines additional Johannesburg tickets have opened for both of Michael Bublé’s performances on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 March at The Dome. Tickets available from Computicket.

Manufacturers and retailers working together towards self-regulation

10:36 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
The South African food industry is taking matters into its own hands. Food manufacturers and retailers are now working together to become self-regulated in terms of food safety and compliance, says Amanda Rogaly, MD of FoodSure.

Brands must maximise customer conversations across today’s complex media landscape

10:24 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
Since their customers today live in a multichannel world, brands need to think carefully about how they will use different touchpoints in combination with each other to maximise opportunities to engage with their audiences. So says Mediamark’s digital sales manager, Ian Drummond.

Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme to assist Cannes Lions entrants

10:15 AM (10 Hours ago) Awards
Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, are passionate about both great film and advertising making this the perfect synergy to bring people the latest information from the world’s premier advertising festivals.

The demand for pet friendly accommodation on the rise says TravelGround.com

10:03 AM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
According to the TravelGround.com Travel Trends Survey of over 2000 participants, South African travellers who require pet friendly accommodation went on holiday less in the past 12 months than others.

Ramsay`s Kitchen Nightmares returns to BBC Lifestyle

9:56 AM (11 Hours ago) Media News
Gordon Ramsay explores new territory meeting Brits abroad in crisis. In the aftermath of a crippling recession, countless Brits find themselves trapped in a living hell and facing financial ruin.

Samsung delivers a Solar Powered Internet School to learners in Mpumalanga

9:54 AM (11 Hours ago) Publicity News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The executive mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, B.P. Shiba, attended the handover ceremony, along with the Department of Education’s acting district director, P.P. Magagula.

Male drivers easily distracted by good-looking women, says 1st for Women

9:43 AM (11 Hours ago) Marketing News
A recent survey has found that men’s attention whilst driving is prone to wandering in the presence of attractive females. “The Australian survey conducted by Allianz found that of the 1425 men polled, 51% admitted to this habit,” says 1st for Women Insurance’s executive head, Robyn Farrell.

The City Lodge Hotel Group’s expansion across South Africa and into Africa is on track

9:35 AM (11 Hours ago) Marketing News
The ongoing efforts to grow The City Lodge Hotel Group’s footprint in South Africa and selected countries are bearing fruit. At the interim results announcement on Wednesday, 18 February, The City Lodge Hotel updated the market on the progress that they are making.

New Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg to open in November

9:21 AM (11 Hours ago) Marketing News
The City Lodge Hotel Group will soon start developing the 90-room Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg, which is scheduled to open in November. The group announced at its interim results recently that Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg will commence before the end of February, becoming the 22nd Road Lodge in the country.

New fantasy racing game launched on PlanetF1.com

8:58 AM (12 Hours ago) Media News
Digital sports media company, TEAMtalk media, has launched a new international free-to-play fantasy racing game on its PlanetF1.com site. The game seeks to grow site traffic, challenge the editor and further engage loyal fans.

Taking work to task with TaskExpress

8:47 AM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News
With the world now a global village, thanks to technology and our ability to communicate with each other anywhere and at any time (well almost), keeping up with what has to be done on a daily basis in order to remain effective and sustainable, is becoming a job in its own right.

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

8:39 AM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News
The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. So says Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude.

SSL certificates equal better Google rankings

7:30 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
Greater adoption of Secure Socket Layers (SSL) certificates is essential if website owners want to better their Google search engine rankings. So says Domains.co.za.

New online magazine offers an immersive experience for music lovers

6:55 AM (14 Hours ago) Media News
Launched on Sunday, 15 February, Overdrive music magazine is the place for lovers of guitar driven rock music. Taking digital publications to the extreme, it allows readers to watch music videos and concerts, listen to the music, read an interview, visit the artist’s social media pages and download albums, all from one neatly packaged and visually appealing place.

Tough competition at PRISMs due to 20% increase in entries

16:58 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
With an almost 20% increase in entries into the 2015 PRISM Awards, competition for the public relations and communication industry’s most sought-after awards is going to be tough. This is according to the organisers of this year’s awards, which take place on Sunday, 19 April at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

Algoa Live music festival the first of its kind in Nelson Mandela Bay

16:44 PM (3 Days ago) Events
Support for the first Algoa Live music festival has come from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Kagiso Media promotes Nazarene Khan to channel manager

16:38 PM (3 Days ago) People on the Move
Kagiso Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Nazarene Khan to the position of TV channel manager. Khan played a key role in conceptualising and starting Glow, and has been marketing manager at Glow since its inception in July 2013. She will take on this new role with immediate effect and will be responsible for the Glow and ED TV channels.

Mediterranean Delicacies and Glenfiddich Whisky flavour fusion at Private Edition tapas

16:30 PM (3 Days ago) Events
Inspired by Mediterranean Gastronomy, chef Warwick King of The Bay Hotel brought to life flavour fusions with Mediterranean Delicacies and Glenfiddich Whisky at the exclusive Private Edition tapas and whisky pairing evening on Thursday, 26 February.

5FM hosts epic party weekend ahead of Cape Town Cycle Tour

16:18 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
The 5FM team are on their way for an epic party weekend in Cape Town ahead of the annual Cape Cycle Tour. The station has planned a few Live Loud weekends this year, with the first being the weekend of Thursday, 5 to Sunday, 8 March in Cape Town.

Carte Blanche investigates spy cables saga

16:09 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 1 March at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team gets the scoop on the spy cables saga, the drugs and gang-ridden Wentworth in Durban and hears from writer Martin Pistorius.

FCB South Africa group chairperson resigns

15:30 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
FCB’s Worldwide CEO Carter Murray has announced that, after a successful year as group chairperson of FCB South Africa, Mohale Ralebitso has decided to resign and divest of FCB South Africa to focus on his investment company, Itataise, and its other equity investments.

Universum announces most attractive South African employers

15:02 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Universum, global leaders in employer branding, have compiled the results of their largest research sample to date in order to determine the Universum Most Attractive Employer Awards for 2014.

Transit space new frontier of branding and advertising in South Africa

14:55 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
Provantage Media Group recently took part in a Huddle non-presentation at Mindshare’s offices in Johannesburg and entertained attendees in a quiz show style session hosted by the inimitable Cathy Specific.

The Spur Foundation spreads joy at the Durbanville Children’s Home

14:43 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
On Tuesday, 17 February, The Spur Foundation handed over a collection of toys to the Durbanville Children’s Home. Children remained centre-stage at the event, with Spur staff entertaining the 2-6 year olds with party games like pass-the-parcel.

Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book encourages parents and children to cook together

14:39 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
The Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book is packed with easy, delicious recipes accompanied by full page pictures that will make any budding cook’s mouth water. The beauty of this recipe book is that it encourages parents and children to create dishes together, so wites Abbygail Zwane.

The Spur Foundation has a taste for uplifting the lives of others

14:31 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Think of the Spur and one thinks of family. A firm favourite with South African children for decades, the Spur is where one takes one’s families for great food and great fun. The Spur Foundation was established so that this winning recipe could also be delivered outside their restaurants.

While SA suffers loadshedding, Ocean Basket aims to spread happiness

14:26 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Loadshedding is a relentless topic of discussion around boardroom tables, coffee tables, and news tables. And as a brand that unreservedly embraces the lighter side of life, even during loadshedding, Ocean Basket has decided to spread some happiness, to create a little light.

Huawei chooses Airport Ads® to reach upper end market

14:21 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
Electronics and technology brand Huawei has recently implemented an airport campaign with Airport Ads®. The objective was to reach a tech-savvy upper end market with an appetite for new tech products and the airport environment is an ideal space for attracting the attention of this consumer.

Marc Sidelsky directs trailer for John Hunt’s The Space Between the Space

14:18 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
A video trailer has been released for John Hunt’s debut novel, The Space Between the Space Between. Hunt is the founder of ad agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and is currently the worldwide creative director of the TBWA Group.

Cyclists take on Cape Town Cycle Tour in support of African beading initiative Monkeybiz

14:01 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
This year, spectacular South African athletes will be representing the non-profit organisation Monkeybiz, while participating in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Monkeybiz: Biking For Beads is an initiative to raise funds to be used to purchase food parcels for the Monkeybiz bead artists.

Supporting act for One Direction concerts announced

13:36 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Big Concerts has confirmed that SA’s Got Talent winner Johnny Apple will support the world’s biggest band, One Direction, on all three of their South African tour dates.

Swipe proves that its one of SA’s most outstanding tech startups

13:10 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Less than a year after opening their doors, Cape Town digital agency Swipe proved themselves as one of South Africa’s most outstanding tech startups by walking away with two pixels at the Bookmarks Awards in Johannesburg.

Can English bridge commercial gaps?

13:02 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
With all the successes of the Internet and globalisation, the dream was once for a global village of freely communicating, distance-trading world citizens. In this dream, common interest was to eliminate the arbitrary divisions of borders, level the playing fields between world markets, and end cultural and political insularity, says Ian Henderson, CTO of Rubric.

Openfield claims Best Use of Digital Communication at Sport Industry Awards

12:41 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
In a star-spangled Discovery Sport Industry Awards evening in Sandton where the who’s who of South African sport came together to celebrate award winning work across the business of sport, Openfield claimed the award for the Best Use of Digital Communication in Sport for their Vodacom Rugby Stats App.

Vans signs up as presenting partner for Skateboarding for Hope

12:33 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The Skateboarding for Hope community outreach programme has received a significant boost with global apparel company Vans signing up as presenting partner for its year-long programme.

#Hack.Jozi Challenge: Now`s your chance to find solutions to Johannesburg’s problems

11:58 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Johannesburgers loves to complain. If it’s not about load shedding or traffic, it’s about the potholes or city billing issues. Well, here’s a chance to do something about the city’s problems. The #Hack.Jozi Challenge wants to pay for ideas that will turn Johannesburg into the city that everyone wants to live in.

heat magazine to shut down

11:58 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Media24 has announced plans to close celebrity niche magazine heat. The company said this was in line with a clear plan to accelerate its digital-first strategy to best serve its fast growing digital audiences while consolidating its print portfolio behind its strongest brands.

Register for free access to Decorex Cape Town

11:30 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
In line with its firmly entrenched reputation as the Mother City’s premier décor and design exhibition, Decorex Cape Town looks set to once again offer a creative showcase of the very latest in décor and lifestyle trends.
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